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how do I choose which webpage opens when I click open a new tab?

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When I click "Open a new tab" Firefox takes me to yahoo.com. What if I want it to take me to google.com?

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TonyE
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1041 solutions 8840 answers

The normal behavior is to open a blank tab. An add-on will be causing it to open to Yahoo, a possible add-on doing this is the freeze net assistant. If you have that add-on you can uninstall it.

The NewTabURL add-on will let you choose what you want to open on a new tab, but I would only install it if you uninstall the add-on that is opening Yahoo due to possible conflicts between the add-ons - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/newtaburl